Fall 2014 Intern, Atlantic Dialogues

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The German Marshall Fund of the United States
1744 R Street NW
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Full-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 08/25/14 — 12/12/14 (Flexible)

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The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.

GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.

In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, D.C., GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, Warsaw, and Tunis. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.

GMF’s Washington, D.C. office seeks an intern to work on The Atlantic Dialogues. The Atlantic Dialogues is an annual gathering that brings together 400 influential public- and private-sector leaders from around the Atlantic basin for three days of open, informal discussion on cross-regional issues. Participants from North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia will include senior officials, business leaders, opinion shapers and the media.

The intern working on The Atlantic Dialogues will work closely with senior GMF staff and provide research, logistical and administrative support. The internship is a unique opportunity to be in close contact with the senior international policy community. The intern can also benefit from the Washington foreign policy environment and attend various foreign policy related events. The intern will be working with a database system and GMF will therefore provide him/her with database training.

The Atlantic Dialogues fall internship is unpaid, but offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy or international affairs.

Our office is in a Metro-accessible location, just blocks from Dupont Circle. GMF offers a stimulating, supportive work environment.

Application Process:

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and current resume (as one document) to https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12850182. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only contact candidates of interest. *CANDIDATES MUST APPLY VIA LINK*

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

• Acting as an internal point of contact for GMF staff and coordinating the external communication with The Atlantic Dialogues participants;
• Conducting research on speakers and assisting GMF staff in all other operational preparations regarding The Atlantic Dialogues
• Maintaining and updating the registration database system; and
• Assisting with administrative and logistical duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Requirements:

• Fluency in English. Second language skills, preferably in Spanish, French or Portuguese, are desirable, but not required.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is essential.
• Flexibility to multi-task, have an eye for detail, ability to perform under tight deadlines and work independently.
• Experience in political event management is a plus.
• Strong interest in transatlantic policy issues.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Start and Length of Internship:

• Preferred starting date: August 25, 2014
• Preferred length of internship: 3 - 6 months

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